"What I meant to say was that The Hills is this generation's Great Expectations. I'm always getting my Dickens mixed up," DiSanto wrote.
"This show sort of starts where most other shows would climax, so it starts with the birth and the hand-over, and the fact that that could change," said DiSanto, himself a parent with his wife through a surrogate mother. "We thought to really tell the story the right way you need to have that parallel path and tell both sides. We look at this as being one way that a modern family is formed."